Mark Viviano’s Blog
In his second-last pre-game meeting with the media this season, O’s manager Buck Showalter- when asked about changes for next season- said he is “confident we will be relentless in improving our chances.” He also added a plan to hold “mini-camps” in Sarasota for all players, not just pitchers (allowing that rules within the players’ union protects them from mandatory attendance).
For all of the meanness that Orlando Brown embodied on the field, I will always remember him as the gentleman he was away from the heat of competition.
I’m on a personal crusade to eliminate the practice of crediting starting pitchers with wins and losses- or at least bringing awareness to its misleading and misrepresentative nature as an accurate measure of success.
No one likes to lose, but drama in an unexpected outcome can elicit powerful emotions and that certainly applies in defeat.
In a sense I dove in head first, but the fact is I started my first triathlon by treading water for a few minutes…then embarked on a 2 hour journey that I’ll never forget. In my life, stuff “just happens” with me. I don’t really plan things- they just come up.
Dave Trembley took over as interim manager of the Orioles three years ago, the proverbial “overnight sensation” after 20 years of hard work in the minors.
I was honored to join more than a thousand runners for the 2nd annual Maryland Half Marathon in Timonium Sunday morning (to benefit the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore).
With no pop in the lineup, injuries mounting and no reliable reinforcements to turn to- the O’s are dead men walking.